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the penalty phase from midmarch and when kathleen sebelius was asked about that she said no. there is a practical reason, forget the politics of it. if you give the young healthy people more time to sign up, then there's the danger they will not sign up and the premiums will go up for the older people. it is an income redistribution plan. young people put in their premium money and don't demand a lot in services and so that money will go to pay for the extra benefits for older and sicker people. if you don't have the first part older sicker people will get sticker shock and creates more political problems. >> is there a dead line for that end of november or first of the year or -- >> i would think. not necessarily. i think he could go into early next year. no one faces penalty in the individual mandate until the 30th of march. >> 16 democrats, of them are they all up for reelection or most of them? >> no. most of them. the 15 seats, 16 seats, democrats are defending and some of those in montana. max ba cchus retired. and every democrat who is up for election. and they are al
secretary kathleen sebelius saying healthcare.gov needs millions of fixes. here is more from brianna kei r keilar. >> it is wonderful to see all of you. >> reporter: texas, not exactly friendly territory for obama care. but that is where president obama went to criticize republican opposition to his signature health care reform program and promising its faulty website will soon be up and running. >> we are working overtime to get this fixed. the website is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month, we anticipate that it is going to be working the way it is supposed to. >> reporter: back in the hot seat again, embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified before a senate committee conceding not many people have signed up. >> early enrollment numbers are going to be very low. >> reporter: republicans questioned the security of healthcare.gov and the screening of so-called navigators that help people enroll. >> so a convicted felon could be a navigator and could require sensitive personal information from an innocent perso
right there. have a nice weekend. >> bye, everybody. bill: a fox news alert. kathleen sebelius is expected to make some kind of statement within the hour. the president says he's sorry he guaranteed anyone who liked their healthcare plan could keep it but critics say that.not go far enough. martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. last night president obama said he should have explained that memorable promise a little bit better and more effectively. >> i regret have much that what i intended to do where people would be moving into better plans because they want them rather than because they were forced into it. i'm sorry they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. bill: there it is for now and what about it? jonas, good morning to you. did he go far enough? >> i don't think so. that sounded like the most passive-aggressive apology we have heard from a president in a while. bill: you say the was too cute, using a passive voice. >> he said we could have been more clear. that implies they were clear about something and they were honest a
. bill: tomorrow we have kathleen sebelius back. it is her turn then. she faces the questions from the senate committee. senator john thune sits on that senate committee. it's been a week, what kind of improvements have you made. how much further do we have to go. senator thune on that. er. >> learn about the gunman who opened gunfire on a shopping mall in new jersey. witnesses describe the chaos as they were leaving last night. >> gunshots echoed through the mall. there were a lot of customers that they hear a gunman on the loose and shots fire, we need to get out. i got them out of the store and just kept waving them on. >> nobody knew what was going on. our instinct was to tell the manager to close the store gate. we did that. then we heard another gunshot. at that type we were all traumatized and shake. >> all we wanted to to was get safe. >> people were dropping stuff and literally running for their lives. bill: what do we know know about what happened last night? >> reporter: it was 10 minutes before closing type when this gunman walked into this mall he just opened fire rand
of the month. that would be the headline except a new problem seems to have come up as kathleen sebelius returned to capitol hill for yet another grilling, this time a security risk to users. breanna keeler is following developments, live at the white house this morning. >> reporter: it was another damaging appearance on the hill for hhs secretary kathleen sebelius. as president obama headed to the lone star state, that's right, but not a coincidence that he was in texas where a republican governor has blocked the expansion of medicaid under the obama care law. >> it is wonderful to see all of you. >> reporter: texas, not exactly friendly territory for obama care. but that's where president obama went to criticize republican opposition to his signature health care reform program. and promised its faulty website will soon be up and running. >> we are working overtime to get this fixed. and the website is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month we anticipate it is going to be working the way it is supposed to. >> reporter: back in the hot seat a
of town, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius handles the fight on capitol hill. the administration is doing more damage control as reports from obama care contracts indicate even more problems with the october roamout than previously thought. we're going to monitor this hearing. and we'll bring you news as a it warrants. sebelius is sure to face blit terring criticisms, though, in that hearing. not only over the website debacle, but also over the false assurances that people could keep their insurance plans if they wanted to. you may remember this exchange from her last appearance on capitol hill. >> some people like to drive a ford and some people like to drink out of a red solo cup, not out of a chris it will stem. you're taking away their choice. >> and that was marsha blackburn. and she's joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> you didn't minnesota words with her. now i think americans want solutions. listen to what your fellow republican, chris christie had to say. >> i think that the party has got to focus on winning again. you know, somet
one from joe biden and kathleen sebelius and miss tavenner, the head of the centers for medicare and medicaid. so there have been a lot of apologies. the one that needed to come was the president's politically, at least. on the legislation, an administrative fix is really what they need to get here. democrats, even those with legislation would be happy to have this taken care of administrative administratively. they have done what they needed to do. told constituents we heard you, legislation, take credit for pressuring the president himself to come and do something about it. it was a statement he made in four or five years ago that didn't have to be made, could have been couched. at the time seemed like the right thing to do because memories were long of the clinton's attempt to reform health hurns and people thought they would lose policies. >> jackie you made news, piece addressing administration to cover care for mental health and adick the same way they do medical and physical illnesses. can you give us a sense of the siblgts here, just how important it is. it relates and go
, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius seemed to blame contractors for the launch of a website that was not ready for primetime. >> i think the contractors gave us the green light and said as recently as the end of september when not only they were talking to us but talking to congress we are ready to go. >> reporter: but internal memos show project manager henry chow was having serious reservations back in july writing "i just need to feel more confident they're not going to crash the plane at take-off." the plane did crash. and thursday mr. obama seemed to take responsibility for it. >> there have been times where i thought we were kind of slapped around a little bit unjustly. this one's deserved. right. it's on us. >> reporter: several state insurance commissioners have rejected the president's renewal proposal. and an insurance industry group is warning it could raise premiums, but some experts feel some insurance companies will grant the president's wish. >> they are in the business to make money on policies. and if the policies that they were selling that they've had to d
in california. >> kerry, thanks. for the second time, now, health secretary kathleen sebelius today faced a barrage of questions from congress over hundreds of problems with this new federal health care website. her testimony came hours after the chief technical official stepped down at the centers for medicare and medicaid services. his office oversaw the creation of the website. nbc's white house correspondent has more on all this tonight. >> reporter: on capitol hill and once again under fire. secretary sebelius this time taking heat for the president's promise if you like your health care plan you can keep it. >> is that statement on the white house website true? or is it false? >> sir, i think the statement -- >> is it true or false? >> this is a dishonesty. you've been misleading the american people. and the president has. >> this, to put it bluntly, is simply untrue. >> reporter: while more than 3 million americans who buy their own insurance have received cancellation letters. >> delaying the affordable care act wouldn't delay people's cancer or diabetes or parkinson's. so for mil
. so you can. >>> the >>> the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is back on capitol hill testifying this time before the senate finance committee about obama. bertha coombs is live with the latest on this particular hearing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, simon. max baucus, the chairman of the house, the senate finance committee, this morning saying he was disappointed in how the roll-out had proceeded. he had said -- he was the one who famously said last april when kathleen sebelius was here that he was worried this would become a train wreck and there are many who would describe it as much. he did say in his opening statement that he didn't think it was time to change the person at the head of the situation, he didn't think that kathleen sebelius should step down now in the midst of the crisis. >> some people have called for your resignation. to borrow kennedy's word, with we cannot fix the blame for the past. you need to stay at hhs and help get the system working. >> he said he was still very concerned about the administration's comments about all of th
kathleen sebelius going before the senate finance committee today. last week she told members of the house she was sorry for the obama care website debacle. newly released documents show the site had even more problems than first reported. >>> the brother of the new jersey mall shooter says his family still does not know why he did it. kevin shoop says his brother richard didn't plan to hurt anyone but himself. a friend of the shooter said he sent him a message that said they needed to talk but he was already asleep and he did not respond. >>> new details in a mysterious plane crash last week. preliminary ntsb reports says the pilot, michael kallen filed a flight plan showing a short trip within canada. he did not talk to air traffic control at the nashville airport before he crashed. the wreckage was not spotted until some six hours after the crash. >>> two oklahoma inmates who escaped through a prison shower ceiling are back behind bars this morning. they were picked up at a home not far from the prison. they were part of a group of four inmates who made a clean getaway last month climbi
. >> we go back to capitol hill. no laughs there. kathleen sebelius once again was in the hot seat. max baucus who heads up the senate finance committee where she sat down at the witness table yesterday, remember he helped write the law. the last time she was there, he referred to the affordable care act implementation as a potential train wreck. he said he was unhappy with it. but bill nelson, the democrat from florida, summed it up when he was talking about the contractors responsible for the affordable care act website. he said, quote, i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible. she would not agree to that. >> john cornyn actually -- this is the most incredible thing today. he actually -- john cornyn -- gets in there and says i have a simple question. the people that will have all of our information, which we're assuming might be at risk, is there a background check on them. listen to this conversation. >> isn't it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check even though they will receive personal --
kathleen sebelius, and i think this is an underreported story. saying today hhs has plans to, quote, reinvite people to sign up. what does that translate to? that translates to them sitting on millions of dollars, which they are. there was one report on how much money they're sitting on to try and advertise to get healthy young people into the system. and eric, because they didn't have the political courage to make that penalty more than the premium, they can run all the ads they want with our money which is going to -- really going to bankrupt us. i still don't think they're going to have people sign up. they have doctor shortage, lack of people enrolling, premiums going through the roof because of adverse selection and the employer mandate which is the biggest issue set to drop in ten months. >> bob, the question, i'm sitting there waiting, probably an hour and a half hearing, senators like to talk, they like to hear themselves speak. who made the call to go october 1st knowing very well there was security risks and the website wasn't ready. >> first of all, let me say, i'm sweati
will sign the bill that was passed by the legislature on tuesday. >>> kathleen sebelius will be answering more questions about problems with the federal health exchange website later this morning. she'll testify before a senate committee. >>> in sports the 49ers alden smith returned to the team and spoke about his alcohol rehab for the first time. find out what the star linebacker has to say in a bit. >>> the storm system marching across the country is bringing rain eastward. i'll have the forecast and plus the latest on a super typhoon. >>> in the next hour, the press secretary for the republican national committee will join us live. we'll ask here if the election results reflect how americans feel about the republican party and how the tea party factored into the votes yesterday. >>> "al jazeera america" continues in two and a half minutes. thomas drayton and i will have all of the day's top news. >> they say they did it because they were trying to protect my children. they didn't protect my children, they traumatized them. >> fault lines examines why so many native american kids are ca
for health and how many services secretary kathleen sebelius to be fired. >> she shouldn't be there. >> he is demanding numbers on enrollment numbers throughing a subpoena. in a statement, he said: >> secretary sebelius maintains the facts and physician aren't reliable because the site hasn't been functioning properly and that is no why she has not provided the information. she insists the numbers will be released by mid november. the administration set a goal to enroll 7 million people by march 1. >> keep in mind, 250 people in the first two days doesn't add up. >> the math definitely doesn't add up. when we did the math, they need to be doing 40,000 h 40,000 enrs to hit the mark, still, sebelius is saying the site is up and running, and they are accepting applications, although slowly. >> that's a big gap. >> indeed. brightest minds from top technology companies are being brought in to help fix the site. the obama administration is recruiting to help fix the exchange. they are arriving just in time here. the announcement came thursday after the site had been down for a day and a half. >>
services secretary kathleen sebelius taken a lot of heat over this. she is blaming the start date of october won on the law itself. watch from a few weeks ago. >> i think in an ideal world it would have been a lot more testing. we did not have the luxury of that. it is go time on october 1. bill: that was late october. here's a fact check of what she just said. the law says the enrollment period should be determined by the secretary. fox news digital politics editor, host of "power play" on foxnews.com. good morning to you. the first time i heard about it. what is the truth? >> what is funny is this is an administration that has been very choosy when it comes to which parts of the law they like in force in which parts of the law they don't like enforcing. most famously the decision to grant large employers a one-year delay in the time to have two provide insurance for their workers. they caught a lot of flack for that. as for the october 1 date, she does have broad discretion as relates to that, but a new piece out in "washington post" today that sheds more light on why she decide
another rough day for health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. >> access to healthcare.gov has miserably frustrating experience. i'm focused on fixing it. >> even democrats focused on a new website before month's end. >> it's a two way street. tell us what's going on fully. >> senate republicans siting months of ignored questions about potential problems and the possibility of insurance policy cancellations were more blunt. >> the only thing i can conclude is that it's impossible to do something in this administration is that gets you fired. >> democrat bill nelson demanded sebelius punish website designers. >> i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible. >> but most of team obama care remains in place. the president's approval rating hovers in the low 40s. rivals george w. bush at the same stage of his presidency and right after hurricane katrina that. >> i need to be a doctor. >> hey do you have that obama care? >> oh what's that? >> it's great. >> carrie underwood and brad paisley at the country music a wards mocke
's my friend. >> better than he gave to kathleen sebelius. >> exactly. >> this was a lot better. >> so texas governor rick perry was in iowa. he's clearly prepping for another run for the white house. let's listen to what he said. rather interesting. >> we're losing the country we love to a government that is too big, too arrogant, too controlling of our every day lives. our leaders have forgotten how to govern. believe me, i know a few things about forgetting. >> obviously during the key debate moment where he forgot -- >> the three agencies he would eliminate. >> exactly. >> should he have even brought this up? >> absolutely. >> because he's still battling this going into another cycle. >> surest way to get rid of something is to make fun of yourself. he has been joking about that now for how many years, right, since he first -- >> might voters forgive him? >> a lot of people think it's crazy for him to get back out there because his campaign was so disastrous. yes, voters do forgive people. often if you make fun, that kind of humor is great and is it a long shot for him to rehabilit
and unacceptable. yesterday the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius testified before the senate committee and tried to address some of those democratic concerns. >> while we don't have the fully functioning system yet that consumers need and deserve, we do have a plan in place to identify, pryorioritizeprioritize and manage the remaining fixes across the system. >> what we've receive the past week or so with more and more democrats coming out and trying to distance themselves not from the health care law itself which they all by and large still support, but from the way the website was rolled out and the way that the administration has handled the fallout from that. here's why democrats have concern. if you look at cbs exit polling from the virginia governor's race on tuesday, 53% of voters in that state said that they oppose the health care law and ken cuccinelli the republican won 81% of those voters. now, he still lost the race norah, charlie, and gayle, but not by as much as everyone expected. just two points. >> nancy cordes thank you.
came afternoon another rough day for congress's health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. >> access to healthcare.gov has been a missably frustrating experience. it is not acceptable. i am know wassed or fixing it. >> even a friendly group want it to work. >> it's a two-way street. you have to tell us candidly what's going on. >> yes. >> ignoring questionsing the potential website problems and the possibility of insurance policy cancellations were more blunt. >> the only thing i can conclude is that it's impossible to do something in this administration that gets you fired. >> i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible. >> but most of team obama care remains in place. the president's approval rating now hovers in the low 40s and rivals george w. bush's at the same stage of his presidency and right after her hurricane katrina. >> i think i need to see a doctor. >> hey, you do have that obama care? >> obama care? what's that that oh, it's great. >> still, carrie underwood and brad paisley at the country music awards mocked on care to the tu
. >> health and human services kathleen sebelius announced a new rule requiring health insurance companies to cover treatment for mental health and substance abuse no differently than for physical illnesses. >>> and to los angeles. two separate incidents at l.a.x. settled already rattled nerves after a passenger told the ticketing agent he was carrying, quote, a dangerous item. he later confessed he was just joking. police will charge him with making a false threat. and this the same terminal where a tsa was killed last week. they say the pattern had cleared security before boarding the the flight into los angeles. >>> nypd officer indicted for the in famous highway brawl. the officer, who was off-duty at the time, participated in the attack when he smashed in the back window of the suv. his charges including gang assault and criminal mischief. one remains paralyzed after the suv driver tried to get away. >>> and blocking the release of a 911 call from sandy hook elementary. freedom of information commission said the tapes should be released after a request from the the associated press. a
secretary, kathleen sebelius, faced more tough questions from republicans and democrats. >> why not shut it down and do it right? >> no more caveats. no more excuses. no more spin. just give us the truth. >> reporter: sebelius plans to fix it by november 30th. but warned initial enrollment numbers will be low. >> i'm hoping with the site improvement we'll see more robust numbers. are. >> reporter: in another twist, the official that created the troubled website, plans to accept down next week. diana and john? >> tahman bradley, live in washington. thank you. >>> the military also under scrutiny for the way it handles sexual assault within its ranks. 46 senators are backing a bill to move prosecution of the attacks outside of the military chain of command. top commanders insist they should be allowed to police their own ranks. statistics show 26,000 sexual assaults in the military last year alone. two-thirds of the victims don't report them. >>> and knew this morning, former pakistani president, pervez musharraf has been freed from his house arrest. he was jailed because of the death of a
. they are calling for deduct ability for mental care match others. kathleen sebelius underscored how important the measure is. >> that incredibly important law combined with the affordable care act will expand and protect behavioural health benefits for more than 62 million americans. this is the largest expansion of behavioural health coverage in a generation. >> the obama administration is facing more problems with healthcare.gov. problems with user overload are popping up. the leader of the tech teams working to fix the glitches say they are making progress. >>> family members of a victim killed in the navy yard shooting is suing the government for $37 million, the family says the navy and department of vat ran affairs ignored warning signs about the shooter's mental health. the navy is not commenting. 12 died when keith alexander went on -- when alexize went on a shooting rampage. >> a new york detective was a picture, and a bikie gang faces charges. a victim bumped a biker with his suv and ran over another biker while trying to get away from the group. when they did manage to catch up wit
neat to look at. >> aides to hhs secretary kathleen sebelius confirmed on wednesday that the web site won't be ready to handle small businesses' purchases of health insurance for their employees until this time next year, prompting this response from republican national committee chairman. with each passing day, it's clear how much worse obamacare is than a web site full of glitches. yet again the administration has made a wholesale change to their signature piece of legislation because of the disastrous impact it is having on americans. it's time we stop delays pieces of obamacare, he concluded, and scrap it and start over with common sense reforms. uninsured individuals who want to avoid paying that fine must purchase their health coverage by march 31. back to you in new york. >> thank you, james rosen, from d.c. >> thanks. >>> as the deadline approaches, we've seen a couple of closed door meetings taking place with democrats who are concerned certainly about their reelection and want to go find out from the administration what exact israeli going to happen. we know vice president b
. it was a week ago she was grilled at a house hearing prior to kathleen sebelius, who is the health and human services secretary. joining me live is republican congressman robert pitten jer. he's been calling it a national disaster of the also joining us, tom scully who served as cms administrator under president george w. bush. he's a republican working who's been promoting the health care law, and seies it as a potentia gold mine that could make some people very rich. congressman, you were not in favor of the government shutdown over the aca or defunding the law. why do you see the health care now as such a disaster or what do you see that can be done to enhance it to make it work properly? >> well, thanks, thomas. yes, i had voted 15 times to defund or replace, reform the health care law. however, i just felt the strategy that was being advocated to shut down the government was not going to be fruitful. as it turned out, as i anticipated, it only had 14 votes in the senate to go along with that strategy that would require a shutdown of the government. that didn't seem to be very politicall
in the senate, that would say you can't hire felons, you can't hire people who are convicts. you know, kathleen sebelius at hhs has said it's possible. it's not a federal requirement. the states can have the requirement. i think that everybody is on board. we don't want any corruption. so far there is no corruption. all we have is everybody who doesn't like it who really wants to subvert obamacare, jumping on anything they can find. >> juan, we just showed you corruption. >> come on, that's so small, bill. come on. >> it's so small. i don't know if we have time to go to every single, you know, navigator deal they have. but go ahead, mary katharine. >> the hater's bawl for obama care has always been populated by more than half of the united states. i'm happy to be there it's not super fun because a lot of people are losing their insurance. so it's not a lot of dancing. it's actually a lot of sadness. these are serious issues. the navigator program specifically, right before the thing launched, they cut down the number of hours that these guys had to be trained. there is no requirement that they
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and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: they don't plan to issue them until mid november. the first month now in the books was overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey released this morning from the kaiser family foundation reports that 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. 14% say it has gone well and the law benefitted them. nearly a quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. many cite higher costs. abc news, washington. >>> all right. another bombshell from washington. the report the obama campaign considered switching joe biden for hillary clinton in the last election. top presidential aides deny this report but bill daly said he considered making a change. ultimately decided it would not help the ticket. >>> the new york city police department controversial stop and frisk policy can stay in place for a little while. the federal appeals cou
, but there is no need to delay the medical insurance enrollment process. that is the message kathleen sebelius took to capitol hill yesterday. she had to do more than defend the law. she had to defend herself. >> your main goal should have been to protect americans to lessen their risk and ensure their safety, but in your zeal to implement this law, nothing would implement you from deterring the changes. you said america should hold you accountable, which is why to do, madam secretary, i repeat my request for you to resign. >> sebelius offered no resignation and fought off the call for a delay to the rollout of obamacare. >> some have asked why not delay implementation of the new law until all of the problems are fixed, and there's a pretty straight forward answer. delaying the affordable care act wouldn't delay people's cancer or diabetes or parkinson's. it didn't delay the need for mental health services or cholesterol screenings or prenatal care. delaying the affordable care act doesn't delay the foreclosure notices for families forced into bankruptcy by unpayable medical bills. >> the troubled
of mental health, kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is expected to announce new guidelines that will require doctors and insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness, increasing access to care. we'll bring you her remarks life in a half hour as president obama takes responsibility for technical problems that plagued the healthcare.gov website but the president didn't stop there. he also responded to criticism of how he characterized the loss impact on those who already have insurance. athena jones is at the white house with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. any minute now the president will be departing the white house heading down to new orleans to talk about the economy. of course he's still dealing with the fallout over healthcare.gov and the word that millions of americans are getting cancellation letters from health insurance companies because of obama care. president obama is apologizing to americans losing their health insurance under the affordable care act despite his frequent promises they'd be able to keep plans the
and nothing is being done to stop it. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius confirming that to our next guest before the senate finance committee. >> isn't it true there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check even though they will receive personal sensitive personal information from individuals they helped sign-up for the affordable care act? speaker that is true. states could add an additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement. >> a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from individual unbeknownst to them. >> that is possible. jon: meanwhile the "washington examiner" reports the lead contractor has hired many foreign nationals giving them easy access to millions of personal records of americans. joining us now is the senator you just heard in that exchange from yesterday, so the security concerns, policy cancellations, website troubles as you stand in the capital right now, what concern to most of the implantation of obamacare? >> j
secretary kathleen sebelius announced new rules that will make mental healthcare more accessible. the announcement comes as the administration, of course, is still reeling from the failed launch of healthcare.gov. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: speaking to healthcare professionals in atlanta, secretary sebelius did not announce a new law, but rather, new rules that put teeth into a law signed by president george w. bush in 2008. the mental health parity and addiction equality act requires doctors and insurers to treat mental illnesses as they would physical illnesses, but there's been no enforcement until now. >> finally puts mental health services and substance abuse on equal footing with physical health services. >> reporter: but the big announcement was overshadowed by lingering backlash from the implementation of the affordable care act. secretary sebelius was asked how the administration plans to help those kicked off their insurance plans since the rollout. >> there isn't, i would say at this point, a specific plan. the president has asked to take a look at those
of enrolled is a big question, waiting a month and a half from the obama administration and kathleen sebelius, how do they define even rolled. they are defining people who have paid and people who put a plan into your shopping cart like you would do on amazon and maybe not pay for it. bill: what happens to the law if these numbers stay where they are? what's the effect of that? >> we heard healthcare experts and people who helped write the saw say if a number of people don't sign up insurance premiums will be high within obamacare which means even more people won't show up. you have lots of republicans and conservatives who have been sake it's not going to work. you have democrats meeting with the president very concerned about reelection. then you have them saying maybe if we had known the website was going to crash we would have delayed it. we'll see a collapse in the marketplace in obamacare. it will be at a standstill and you are seeing the experts over at health and human services saying i don't know if the website will be fixed by the end of november. bill: do they keep on throwing mone
are -- >> they stink! >> and kathleen sebelius said the numbers are not reliable, et cetera. i think you're going to get to a point where six the first day is going to just be the tip of the iceberg because by the i'm you get to november 15, they can't be that substantial, otherwise we would have heard them already. >> you're probably right. i think it was in the "washington post" over the weekend where they had this story, they rolled out the story that said essentially behind the scenes for a long time, the president's advisors were saying, okay. should we just say if you like your plan, you can keep your plan or should we add some caveats? it sounds like the political people won the day. let's keep it simple. but now they're going, yeah, we talked about it. we decided just say that. it doesn't affect that many people. >> yeah. this is why this story is probably -- has a lot of legs beyond a few days, even a couple of weeks. obviously it affects so many people, but we're getting these drips of information out from internal memos and internal discussions. and that's one of them. today learning t
this. and -- to monitor all this. and tomorrow the secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius, is scheduled to testify before this committee. you can expect more tough questions. dennis? dennis: all right. thank you very much, peter barnes. cheryl: well, call it a cause for celebration, all ten sectors of the s&p on track to finish the year up over 10% for the first time that we have seen double-digit gains like this since 1995. let's bring in ceo and founder mark madison in studio, it's great to have you here. >> great to be here. cheryl: if you look at what the s&p has done, we saw this price action back in the mid '90s, and it was a bloodbath after that. when you see gains like this, doesn't it make you a little bit nervous? i know you're bullish, but you've got to act acknowledge this. >> actually, no, it doesn't at all. we have to be careful of making false patterning. while this hasn't happened since right before the last crash, the human, the human psychology, the human instinct is to assume that's going to happen next. the reality is it has absolutely zero cor
: secretary kathleen sebelius promised congress the affordable care website will work better. pat roberts says his kansas voters are losing more than they'll gain with the new law. >> in fact, more people are losing their insurance than are signing up on the website. >> reporter: the health and human services secretary says many losing their policies wind up getting a better deal with the affordable care act and with tax subsidies will pay less. she's admitted registering and applying on line hasn't worked well yet. t healthcare.gov has been a miserably frustrating experience for far too many of these for far nacceptable.these i am focused on fixing it. >> reporter: not good enough for angry republican s who accused her of misleading americans about the program. senator demandihe resign. the say staff oun he's leaving his post focus direct enrollment t cons experience and those upgrades s between now and the end of noveer. andfield, abc news, washington. >> seems sometimes vice president biden just can't get it right. case in point, biden put in a call to congratulate the new mayor of boston
kathleen sebelius insisted wednesday that the website is improving by the day. although she admitted early enrollment figures would be very low. >>> and scientists say that they have new evidence that palestinian leader arafat was poisoned. palestinian officials long claimed israel had a hand in his death. israel denied that. the new report found samples taken from arafat's body had high levels of radioactive polonium. >>> and for the first time, we're hearing the frantic 911 calls from inside that mall in new jersey, as a gunman was on the loose monday night. hundreds of people ran for cover when richard shoop walked in and began firing into the air. the first person you're about to hear called 911, while hiding in a store. >> 911. >> someone is shooting up -- >> all right. stay on the phone with me sweetheart. how many people in the bathroom with you? >> there's three. >> there's trying to let people out that are running towards the doors. >> i can see the officers lined up outside the store. but i don't want to walk out. i'm inside the store, in the office, with the door locked by mysel
kathleen sebelius testified before a senate committee, conceding not many people have signed up. >> early enrollment be ins are going to be very low. >> reporter: republicans questioned the security of healthcare.gov and the screening of so-called navigators who help people enroll. >> so a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them? >> that is possible. we have contracts with the organizations, and they have taken the responsibility to screen their individual navigators and make sure that they are sufficiently trained for the job. >> reporter: but it was this. >> why not shut down and do it right? >> reporter: criticism from chairman max baucus who voted for obama care that may have stung the most. for congressional democrats facing re-election next year, obama care has become a political liability. president obama invited 15 of them to the white house wednesday afternoon to address their concerns. meanwhile, the fallout from the messy rollout seeing its first casualty. the chief information officer for the
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